My Spoils

My Spoils

I had a fabulous Christmas for so many reasons…the most notable being the fact that I spent it with family. 
I’m not sure if anything can compare to the joy of waking up on Christmas morning with little ones nipping at your toes in anticipation of what’s to come.
It’s pure happiness and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I was blessed to have my husband, parents, sister, gorgeous niece Adele, both brother in laws and beautiful kids Natasha, Scarlett and Malcolm share the holidays with me.
These pictures aren’t going to win any photography contest but they’re full of love and that’s certainly what counts at Christmas.

The kids on Christmas Eve- watching Rudolph before bedtime.

My Malcolm looking at one of his 100 or so new construction vehicles. 

My sister Sara and my amazing niece Adele (and my little red head)- We bought the kids these harmonizing thingamajig dolls for their stockings and they were such a hit.  Amazing how it’s often the simplest/cheapest toys that they love most.

In the middle of it all- my mom, sister and kids

Adele gets her first doll.
Adele riding Mac’s new excavator and Scarlett looking on.  That little white vanity was her main present from Santa and she has been sitting there in a princess costume putting her new Barbie make-up on ever since.  I love that she’s such a girly girl- spunky too though:)
The only picture of me is this….modelling perhaps the ugliest thing to ever enter my house- a Family Guy snuggly given to my Natasha.
My favourite picture of the bunch- my sweet boy and his trains. Along with the 100 or so tractors, he also received a few hundred trains- he actually sleeps with them…so totally adorable.
And finally, the aftermath- not pretty but so worth it.  
To finish, here’s a few from earlier in the week.
My little Scarlett was in two Christmas concerts and I have to share at least a few pictures.
Here’s shots from the first.

And the second.
 In this one, my Scarlett girl was the Littlest Tree in their production of the Littlest Tree.

How adorable is that? 
And just to finish off, here’s what I Santa left me this year.
You’ll notice a few of my wish list items there.

It was the year of boots, bags and books and I couldn’t be happier with my loot.
And thanks to my parents, I still have one more thing to receive…they actually (along with those gorge ankle boots) gave me a green purse and since hubby came through with the Coach satchel, I have a return and exchange to complete- fun fun!
So that’s all for now.
I’ll post the pretty decor stuff tomorrow but thought you might like a glimpse of the fam jam and holidays 2010.

  • Marianne - Style For Living
    Posted at 20:00h, 27 December Reply

    Shoes, bags and books… all of my favorite things! So glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. Your family is darling!

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 20:09h, 27 December Reply

    I LOVE this post. Love the photos of the littles and that you included the real life fugly gift wrapping you πŸ˜‰ And you SCORED this holiday, girl. Let’s see some How Christine Wore It posts πŸ™‚

  • Lovin That!
    Posted at 20:16h, 27 December Reply

    What beautiful kids you have!! Looks like a wonderful day! And, yes, you got some good loot!! Love that clutch – I think I need to buy myself an after Christmas present of one πŸ™‚

  • Brittany
    Posted at 20:21h, 27 December Reply

    Looks like you had a lovely day! Spending lots of time with the fam jam is always the best πŸ™‚

  • Vintage is for Lovers
    Posted at 20:41h, 27 December Reply

    Beautiful pictures of the kids! They are the highlight of my holiday too! Your tree is gorgeous!! And I Love the gifts you received. You have been a very good girl! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing! xo Samantha

  • Designwali
    Posted at 21:25h, 27 December Reply

    such a happy christmas and great goodies!

  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 21:32h, 27 December Reply

    what a wonderful Christmas! And your gifts are awesome. Thanks for sharing your time with your family.

  • Roses @ StrictlyRoses
    Posted at 21:59h, 27 December Reply

    Looks like you had all the perfect ingridents for a loved filled christmas. I love the coach bag, I’ve been eyeing that in the stores for some time.

  • Alcira Molina-Ali
    Posted at 22:30h, 27 December Reply

    What an absolutely beautiful celebration with a lovely, loving family.
    Surely the children were raucous and in rapture at the gifts.
    And goodness if your home isn’t just divine πŸ˜‰
    Happy New Year!
    May have to start calling you Fifi instead of Bijou πŸ˜‰

  • Full House
    Posted at 23:47h, 27 December Reply

    Kids do make the season so much fun. I love that they are happy with the thing that probably cost the least…and the sound of them unwrapping their gifts with anticipation is the best. Seriously love your home.

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 00:53h, 28 December Reply

    Such fun pics! Of course I was looking at the cutie pies and the loot…but mostly I was gazing at the pics of your house!! I’ve got to dig around your blog to find more!

  • quintessence
    Posted at 02:28h, 28 December Reply

    What wonderful family shots – looks like a lovely holiday celebration. One of my boys gave his youngest sister a sponge bob snuggly that looks just like yours! And btw – loving your fabulous tree!

  • A Flair for Vintage Decor
    Posted at 07:51h, 28 December Reply

    Oh, what a fun family Christmas…very happy! Take care, Caroline

  • Jillian
    Posted at 09:03h, 28 December Reply

    your children are adorable! i LOVE the photo of scarlet in the christmas tree costume…too cute. i am glad you had a fun christmas. xoxo jcd

    Posted at 13:43h, 28 December Reply

    Fabulous post! I spent the holiday with my niece & nephews too and nothing is better than seeing things through their eyes πŸ™‚ Oh and love the loot!!! xoxo

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 16:57h, 28 December Reply

    Your home looks so fabulous and inviting, your kids are absolutely darling, and your time with your family looks precious!! Thank you for sharing your world with us Christine πŸ™‚
    Nancy xoxo

  • Megan {Honey We're Home}
    Posted at 00:34h, 29 December Reply

    I love seeing the little kiddos faces at Christmas! So adorable! Your new loot looks pretty good too;)

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